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ninety-seven privates as missing, thus confirming the original statement (p. 429). Brig.-Gen. Rufus Saxton, United States Volunteers (a Massachusetts officer), commanded about this time the defegton, and his whole enterprise had been disallowed by the United States government when Brig.-Gen. Rufus Saxton, then military governor of the department, availing himself of the fact that one compangiment, p. 278. made it the pioneer of the whole subsequent series of slave-regiments. Now, General Saxton was a Massachusetts man; so was the colonel whom he put in charge of the regiment (T. W. Higformed during the war was formed of South Carolina and Florida recruits (volunteers) by Brig.-Gen. Rufus Saxton, military governor of the Department of the South,—he being a Massachusetts man, —and t credit should also be given the State of Massachusetts for the enormous service rendered by General Saxton as military governor in organizing the vast number of freedmen and refugees upon the Sea Isl